GMDA is planning to redevelop three key road stretches in new sectors. According to officials, the stretches being targeted are on the master roads dividing sectors 61 and 62, which also divides sectors 60 and 63, and the master road dividing sectors 62 and 65.
Several gated societies like Pioneer Park and Pioneer Presidia, as well as schools, offices and commercial spaces are located along these stretches. There are also some high-density urban villages located in the vicinity, such as Ullahwas village.
As per GMDA’s traffic volume count survey conducted in preparation for the project, while the road dividing sectors 61 and 62 sees over 12,610 vehicles daily on an average, the road dividing sectors 60 and 63 is used by around 11,343 vehicles everyday. The road dividing sectors 62 and 65, meanwhile, has an average daily traffic count of around 9,527 vehicles.
“These stretches, which are cumulatively around 4.5km long, were developed by the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran but have been maintained only through patchwork since 2016, as a result of which they are in a deteriorated state at present,” said a senior GMDA official.
“The upgrade plan involves improving their condition through overlay and reconstruction. The project will also include creating pavement markings and installing road safety furniture like speed barriers and bollards as per the standards of the Indian Road Congress,” the official added. GMDA has hired a consultant to prepare the detailed project report for the work. Once this is ready and approved, tenders will be floated for the project.
The proposal for upgrading the stretches was put before the authority’s core planning cell (CPC) earlier this week, which approved it. The project will cost GMDA around Rs 17.3 crore. While the CPC recommended the work during the meeting, chief executive officer Sudhir Rajpal further directed officials to examine the feasibility of creating a cycle track in these areas in due course of time.
Residents of the area welcomed the move. “It has been a long time since the roads in our area received proper attention, so this project is much needed. If the roads are repaired properly, traffic movement won’t just become smoother but commuting will also become a safer experience,” said Abhijeet Rana, a resident of Sector 61.
Source : TOI